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Udawalawe National Park Private Safari

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Overview
(SKU: LK50A01000) Udawalawe National Park, the sixth largest animal sanctuary of Sri Lanka, is located 112 miles (180 km) from Colombo in the south-central sector of the island. The park is situated just south of the Central Highlands, of which escarpment brings about an enrapturing backdrop. Udawalawe National Park established in the year 1972 with the objective of protecting the catchment area of the Udawalawe reservoir, which provides water for agriculture and hydro-power generation spreads over an area of 30,821 resembling an African game park.
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You’ll have 2 starting options
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Udawalawa
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Udawalawe National Park
    Stop: 10 hours -
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • See and photograph some of the largest herds of Asian elephants in Sri Lanka
  • Travel in a sturdy 4x4 vehicle that gives access to all areas of the park
  • Have time to ask plenty of questions on this private tour
  • Choose from a morning, afternoon, or full-day tour to fit your schedule
What to Expect
Make your way to the gate of Udawalawe National Park, where you meet up with your private guide. Climb into a sturdy 4x4 vehicle, which gives access to all the rugged areas of the park and offers clear views of the animals. One of Sri Lanka’s largest parks, Udawalawe is known for its large Asian elephant population, which can number up to 100 in a single herd. Other animals in the park include jungle cats, fishing cats, gray hangers, toque macaque, foxes, bandicoots, mongooses, jackals, wild boar, and water buffalo, among others. Learn about the wildlife and ecosystem from your guide along the journey. Morning or afternoon departure options let you choose your own itinerary to fit your vacation schedule. A private guide means you and your party receives personalized attention and have plenty of time to ask questions.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Udawalawa, Sri Lanka
2: Udawalawe National Park Safari Entrance, Sri Lanka

Traveler pickup is offered
Park Gates
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private Safari Jeep (Maximum of 6 Passengers per jeep).
  • Experienced Driver (Also your tracker).
  • Free Pickup/Drop off from/to any location within the radius of 5 KM from the Park Gate.
  • Water.
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off if outside of 5km of park entrance gate
  • Entrance fees for Jeep-only bookings (entrance fees to be paid in cash)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • If you are booking a half-day safari, advise if it is a Morning or Evening safari.
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 years or under
  • Please Advise which safari would you like to go on when you making the booking for Half Day Safari.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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It was one of our favourite experiences when on the Island! Out driver was very nice, very knowledgeable, answered all our questions and made sure our experience was the best possible. The views are amazing! You do need to wake up early, but it’s soooo worth it! We also got to
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Response from lakpura-sales1, Public Relations Manager at Udawalawe National Park Private Safari
Responded 4 days ago
J20314 Thank you so much for taking the time to review your safari experience and our service. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive for us to further ensure and enhance our level of service for the future as well. We hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka.
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My family and i decided to go to the safari in the morning and we loved it. We saw elephants, peacocks and plenty of colourful birds. We had a goog English speaking guide who spotted the smallest birds and crocodiles that looked like logs. Really recommend that you do this
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Response from lakpura-sales1, Public Relations Manager at Udawalawe National Park Private Safari
Responded 2 weeks ago
J20288 Thank you so much for taking the time to review your safari experience and our service. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive for us to further ensure and enhance our level of service for the future as well. We hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka.
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Nature at her bests! Amazing flora and fauna, birds, lizards, buffalos and turtles! And of course elephants on every corner :) They live free and the pilots of the trips take proper care to not disturb the animals excessively. One of the best experiences in my life!
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This was the best safari so far. Our first sighting of elephants in the wild and lots of them! Lots of birds, small mammals, water buffalo and even a crocodile fight! The elephant came so close to me I could almost touch her. What a memorable visit
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We did the early safari with the Guide Subhash! He was so keen to show us every living animal in this park! He always check If we are happy with the driving and the speed and which animals we want to see the most. Also he has Eagle eyes! He saw every animal and we felt kinda
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Response from lakpura-sales1, Public Relations Manager at Udawalawe National Park Private Safari
Responded 2 weeks ago
J20128 Thank you so much for taking the time to review your safari experience and our service. We are thrilled to hear the lasting impression the experience has left on you, Your wonderful comments and positive feedback is a great incentive for us to further ensure and enhance our level of service for the future as well. We hope to have you again here in Sri Lanka.
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By: Lakpura
198 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
lauretta1962
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
85
Great trip. For a Safari: Ruwan is your man! Fantastic Guide
I can’t thank Ruwan enough for the great experience: he is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable man, and, thanks to
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alestka
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
21
Morning worth waking up for
It was one of our favourite experiences when on the Island! Out driver was very nice, very knowledgeable, answered
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X7165KQangelak
111
Best Safari
My family and i decided to go to the safari in the morning and we loved it. We saw elephants, peacocks and plenty
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davidpR2161EX
10
Ruwan - best guide ever
Ruwan was brilliant. Such a sharp eye spotting impossibly well camouflaged wildlife, passionate, and dedicated to
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593h_kans
Puerto de Santiago, Spain
21
Mr Hakan & Mrs Pernilla
This is it. Look no further. We had an amazing time in Udawalaw, and we have the team from Lukpara LLC to thank
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883agatap
Warsaw, Poland
101
Elephants on the loose! :)
Nature at her bests! Amazing flora and fauna, birds, lizards, buffalos and turtles! And of course elephants on
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ukmaggieeh
242
New Year Trip
This was the best safari so far. Our first sighting of elephants in the wild and lots of them! Lots of birds,
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prashanv
10
Outstanding guide all-round; highly recommended!
Ruwan was a friendly, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and humorous guide - and he has very sharp eyes, of course!
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Apf3l
20
Incredible Safari with Ruwan!
We had an absolutely amazing and fascinating Safari with Ruwan - we can't thank you enough for this incredible
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Alexander S
Dortmund, Germany
911
Great and professional organization. Very informative and enthusiastic naturalist Ruwan
Easy online order via the website. Everything well prepared and organized. The highlight of the tour was the
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konstantinp718
Weligama, Sri Lanka
52
Very interesting tour with Ruwen
We booked our tour with Ruwen based on reviews on internet and can highly support all positive feedbacks. We
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matthewwU3149IK
111
Excellent.
Great 1/2 day trip. Interesting guide with a keen spotting eye. Lots of elephants. Highly recommended.
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annalisarobleo
Sri Lanka
174224
Amazing experience and fantastic guide!
We had the best time on this safari. Literally didn't stop smiling for the whole trip! Our guide was Ruwan. He was
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TracyDommett
Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
8747
Absolutely amazing - wow
My hubby and I did an afternoon safari - just wow. We were really lucky our driver wanted to show us as much as
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Mick_Rapley
Camberley, United Kingdom
6249
Had a fantastic time
This was my first safari and we had a fantastic time, it was an early start but so much fun. We managed to get to
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  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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